The strategic air war against Germany and Japan : a memoir
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Contents Foreword v Preface vii Acknowledgments x I. Integrating Strategy, Air Doctrine, and War Plans 1 II. Planning the Strategic Air War for Europe 43 III. Execution and Evaluation 83 IV. Planning the Strategic Air War Against Japan 135 V. Early Operations 175 VI. Other Operations 205 VII. Summing Up 259 Appendix The German Electric Power Complex as a Target System .... 275 Glossary 287 Bibliographic Note 295 Index 297 Photographs Maj. Gen. Haywood S. Hansell, Jr xviii Robert Olds; Donald Wilson; Muir Fairchild; Harold L. George . . 8 Col. John F. Curry; Brig. Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell 9 Bomb damage to the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt, Germany 42 Maj. Gen. Henry H. Arnold meets with his war planning staff, ca. fall 1941; Col. Stanley T. Wray, Maj. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer, and Brig. Gen. Hansell attend a dedication ceremony at Bassingbourn, England 66 Brig. Gen. Hansell listens to Maj. Gen. FoUett Bradley, Chelveston, England, 1943; Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris meets with Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews and Maj, Gen. Ira C. Eaker, March 1943 67 Bomb Loading at an 8th Air Force Base in England — 1943 (Courtesy USAF Art Collection) 84 Bombing results of the Third Bombardment Division's mission over Schweinfurt, Germany, Oct. 14, 1943 87 Brig. Gen. Hansell greets Col. Curtis E. LeMay; a severed JU-88 at Brunswick, Germany 88 Eighth Air Force bombers strike a ball-bearing factory at Stuttgart; three American observers examine the ruins of ball-bearing works at Schweinfurt 89 B-17 Flying Fortresses over Schweinfurt; ruins of Schweinfurt . 90 The 91st Bomb Group strikes Oschersleben, Germany, on February 20, 1944 108 Lt. Gen. Joseph T. McNarney and Gen. Carl Spaatz visit the 381st Bomb Group, April 1944; Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers, Secretary Henry L. Stimson, and Maj. Gen. Ira C. Eaker at Thurleigh, England, July 1943 109 A direct hit at the Musashino aircraft engine plant, on the outskirts at Tokyo 134 General Arnold and his air staff at the Cairo (Sextant) Conference of November 1943; Gen. George C. Marshall and General Arnold meet with the Combined Chiefs of Staff in Cairo, December 1943 140 Brig. Gen. Hansell briefs pilots before a mission over Tokyo .... 176 Brig. Gen. Emmett O'Donnell, Jr., Lt. Gen. Millard F. Harmon, and Brig. Gen. Hansell review strategic bombing missions; wreckage of Japanese dive bombers lines the runways in the Marianas, March 1945 182 Ordnance specialists load bombs on a Superfortress on Saipan, November 1944; bomber crews at the pre-mission briefing for the XXIst Bomber Command's first mission to Tokyo, November 1944 187 A B-29 runs up its engines before taking off on a mission over Tokyo, December 1944; ground personnel watch a B-29 take off on the first bombing mission from Saipan to Tokyo, November 1944 188 A B-29 flies over the harbor of Saipan; a Superfortress lands on Saipan after a successfiil mission against Tokyo 194 Bomb damage at the Musashino aircraft engine plant; Brig. Gen. Hansell visits with Col. Seth S. Terry 195 Aviation engineers fight fires at Saipan airfiled, November 1944; a bulldozer moves the burning wreckage 196 Bombs burst at the Kawasaki aircraft plant, January 19, 1945 . . 206 Brig. Gen. Hansell and his XXI Bomber Command staff plan a mission against Tokyo; heavy bomb damage at the Kawasaki aircraft factories, January 1 945 221 XXI Bomber Command leaders: Maj. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, Brig. Gen. Hansell, and Brig. Gen. Roger M. Ramey, Saipan, January 1945 230 Superfortresses shower incendiary bombs on Kobe, Japan, June 5, 1945; smoke billows from an industrial section of Yokohama, Japan, during a daylight raid, May 29, 1945 235 Widespread destruction in Yokohama harbor at war's end; a Japanese survivor among the ruins of Yokohama 236 Incendiary attacks on Kobe, Japan, June 1945; a Tokyo survivor drinks from a broken water pipe 237 Ruins of an oil refinery near Tokyo; damage to a power and generator plant at Ube, after raids of July and August 1945 . . 240 A Flight of B-29s, by John McCoy (Courtesy USAF Art Collection) 258 Maps and Charts Planned Air Offensive Against Germany (AWPD-1) facing 36 Relationship of Strategic Air Offensive in Planning Grand Strategy — War in Europe 38 Total Air Force Groups Required 39 European Campaign — Planned Time Phasing — Victory Program; Time Phasing — Actual Campaign 118 Total Bomb Tonnage Dropped in the War for Europe 120 Total German Synthetic Fuel Production by Process 123 German Explosives Production 124 Net Ton-Kilometers Moved per Month by German Railways, 1944-1945; Tons of Bombs Dropped against German Railways by U.S. Strategic Air Forces and RAF Bomber Command, 1944-1945 127 Combat Munitions Production in Germany (USSBS) 128 Japan and Vicinity 145 Pacific War Theater, JCS Pacific Strategy, March 1944 facing 154 Command, Control, and Support Relationships, Twentieth Air Force, January 1945 155 Japanese Aircraft Industry facing 216 Japan— Monthly Indexes of Aircraft Production, Jan. 1941-July 1945 226 Japan and Vicinity, Mission No. 4 — 315th Bomb Wing— Maruzen Oil Refinery 242 The War against Japan facing 250 US Army Air Forces in the Pacific, US Army Strategic Forces in the Pacific as of 15 August 1945 255 Digitized by http://www.afhso.af.mil/
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